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Prof Tanja Opriessnig

Chair of Infectious Disease Pathology, Group Leader

Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Iowa State University
Understanding the pathogenesis of porcine circovirus type 2-associated diseases
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria
Nachweismethoden, Prävalenz und Sequenzierung porziner Circoviren in Österreich (Detection, prevalence, and sequencing of porcine circovirus in Austria)
Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria

Biography

2002-2006: Post Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, USA

2006-2010: Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, USA

2010-2013: Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, USA

2013-present: Professor, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, USA (20%)

2013-present: Professor, The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK (80%)

Current Research Interests

Infectious disease models; Intervention strategies; Pathology; Veterinary diagnostics; Pigs.

Research Interests

Infectious disease investigations in pigs including porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), porcine reproductive and respiraotry syndrome virus (PRRSV), swine hepatitis E virus (HEV), porcine astrovirus (PAstV), emerging porcine parvovirus (PPV), and Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae.

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